PhD Position in Neuroscience

University of Tubingen


Ph.D. position in Neuroscience (m/f/d; TV-L E13, 65%)

Faculty of Science and Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, working group of Prof. Li Zhaoping

Bewerbungsfrist : 31.12.2020

We are looking for highly skilled and motivated students to join our research group. This

Ph.D. position in Neuroscience (m/f/d; TV-L E13, 65%) 

is focused on behavioral, electrophysiological, and imaging studies on rodents. 

Responsibilities include 

  • Participate in research projects such as lab and equipment set up, data collection, data analysis, writing reports and papers, and presenting at scientific conferences.
  • Assist the lab manager and work in a team for routine laboratory operations, such as planning and preparations for experiments, lab maintenance and lab procedures.
  • Assist and participate in project planning, and mentor and supervise student projects.


  • Master’s Degree in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, physics or a related natural science or engineering field.
  • Experience in or ability to quickly learn neuroscience methods including electrophysiology, neural imaging, optogenetics, and histology.
  • Experience/skills with animal handling/behavior (German Animal Permit such as FELASA is a plus).
  • Skills in software, hardware, data acquisition, and data analysis are highly desirable.
  • Strong command of English; knowledge of German is a plus.

Who we are 

We use a multidisciplinary approach to investigate sensory and sensory-motor transforms in the brain ( Our approaches consist of both theoretical and experimental techniques including human psychophysics, animal behavior, imaging, electrophysiology and computational modelling. One part of our group is located in the University, in the Center for Integrative Neurosciences (CIN), and the other part is in the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics as the Department for Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems. This job opening is for the CIN working group. The position (salary level TV-L E13, 65%) is for three years. For further information, please contact Prof. Li Zhaoping. 

Your application 

Please send your complete application documents in English (cover letter, CV, copies of degrees and transcripts with translations if applicable, and contact information for at least three references) electronically as a single PDF-file to Prof. Li Zhaoping (jobs.lispam Applications arriving before December 31, 2020 will receive full consideration, and applications arriving after December 31, 2020 will be considered until the position is filled. The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women to apply. Disabled persons will be preferred in case of equal qualification. The contract will be made by the Central Administration of the University. 



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